Perl 5 version 8.7 documentation

index

  • index STR,SUBSTR,POSITION
  • index STR,SUBSTR

    The index function searches for one string within another, but without the wildcard-like behavior of a full regular-expression pattern match. It returns the position of the first occurrence of SUBSTR in STR at or after POSITION. If POSITION is omitted, starts searching from the beginning of the string. The return value is based at 0 (or whatever you've set the $[ variable to--but don't do that). If the substring is not found, returns one less than the base, ordinarily -1 .